Project 2716 Restoration Update

Emery Trust Awards C&O 2716 $43,000

March 24, 2020

Irvine Ky – For the second year in a row, the Kentucky Railway Museum will receive a grant from the John H. Emery Rail Heritage Trust to be used for the restoration of Chesapeake & Ohio Railway steam engine #2716. The money is to be used by Kentucky Steam Heritage Corporation, the lessors of the locomotive. Kentucky Steam has a long-term lease on the locomotive and is performing the restoration work.

The award comes on the heels of another generous grant made by the Emery Trust in 2019. The $43,000.00 will be used for continued boiler work on the locomotive, targeting the firebox sidesheet and staybolt repair.

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“Emery Trust Awards C&O 2716 $43,000”

Article courtesy of Kentucky Steam Heritage Corporation.


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Project 2716 Restoration Update

$10,000 Trains Magazine Preservation Award Presented to Aid in Restoration of C&O 2716

For Immediate Release

October 29, 2019

The Kentucky Steam Heritage Corporation, a 501(c)(3) public charity based in Estill County, Kentucky, announced Saturday that it was named as the 2019 winner of Trains Magazine’s annual Preservation Award, which seeks to fund railroad preservation efforts across the country. The announcement follows the revelation by Trains Magazine at the publication’s photo charter at the Grand Canyon Railway in Williams, Arizona, on Saturday night.

In being named the Trains Magazine Preservation Award Winner, Kentucky Steam will receive a $10,000 prize which will be used toward the restoration of former Chesapeake & Ohio steam locomotive No. 2716, which will be the centerpiece of Kentucky Steam’s operations for years to come.

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“Kentucky Steam Wins 2019 Trains Magazine Award”

Article courtesy of Kentucky Steam Heritage Corporation.


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